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Howard University

Howard University (HU or simply Howard) is a federally chartered, private, coeducational, nonsectarian, historically black university (HBCU) in Washington, D.C. It is categorized by the Carnegie Foundation as a research university with higher research activity and is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education.

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Howard University's College of Medicine release an class photo memorializing Trayvon Martin Source:

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Pictured is Fredrick Douglass Hall on the main campus of Howard. Fredrick Douglass had a lasting relationship with HU. He donated his own money, received an honorary doctorate, and testified before Congress on behalf of the university.

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In 1962 Howard University invited Nation of Islam, Minister Malcolm X, and Bayard Rustin to debate in what was billed "Separation or Integration."

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Renee Higginbotham-Brooks, the vice chair of Howard's board of trustees, wrote a letter for the Chronicle of Higher Education. Higginbotham-Brooks warns that the university may close if major financial changes don't take place. Source:

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Addison Rand, chair of the university's governing board, sent a message to the Howard community saying that "without proper context [the letter] paints an unduly alarming picture of the University's condition." Full letter:

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First Lady Michelle Obama addresses the "100K Strong" State Visit event on the campus of Howard University in 2011. Source:

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The First Family watches a game between the Oregon State University Beavers, coached by Michelle Obama’s brother Craig Robinson and the Howard University Bison on November 27, 2010 at Howard University. Source:

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Democratic presidential hopeful Barack Obama talks with Howard University Chairwoman Emerita Dr. Floretta Dukes McKensie after delivering a convocation address and receiving an honorary law degree in 2008. Source:

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Members of Omega Psi Phi fraternity dancing on the "Yard" of the main campus. During the school year, they dance every Friday at noon - no matter the weather.

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A national historic landmark, the Founders Library has resources of all types--traditional and electronic--to support and enhance the student's learning experience. More info:

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